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or syn·er·e·sis

noun Phonetics.
  1. the contraction of two syllables or two vowels into one, especially the contraction of two vowels so as to form a diphthong.
  2. synizesis.
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Origin of synaeresis

1570–80; < Late Latin < Greek synaíresis act of taking together, equivalent to syn- syn- + (h)aire- (stem of haireîn to take) + -sis -sis
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Historical Examples of synaeresis

  • Diaeresis or synaeresis may usually be employed according to the case.

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British Dictionary definitions for synaeresis


  1. a variant spelling of syneresis
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